Catching Bait in Survival Situations

Survival Skill: Catch Your Own Bait
find your own bait
For survival fishing, find your own bait.

Your survival fishing kit may be no more than a coil of monofilament line and a half dozen hooks, and that’s all it really needs to be. But as you likely know, a bare hook and some line won’t be very effective, unless you find tasty critters that you can use as bait. For successful hand-line fishing, your best bet is to select irresistible bait. Since most fish species are carnivores, it’s hard to go wrong with worms, grubs, crickets and other natural bug bait. Here are four places to check to rustle up your own bait.

FLIP OVER A ROCK

One of the easiest ways to find bait is to flip over stones and other solid objects. These protected habitats often have worms, slugs, grubs and many other fine bait bugs hiding underneath them.

SCOOP SOME MUCK

Bloodworms and other juicy creatures may be hiding just under the…

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